Gobi Desert Tour 5 Days
We'll start our Gobi desert tour with a full day driving to the BagaGazariinChuluu Ruins (1768 m high granite Stone Mountain in the territory of Adaatsagsoum, Dundgobiaimag. It’s an another place with unique scenery that many tourists compare with Lunar scenes. The mountain contains remains of old temples. They are not only rich in mineral and crystals, but also eye spring, old stone temple ruins related with 17th century. We'll spend the night in a nomadic family ger.
We'll drive to Yoliin Am in middle of the Gobi Desert National Park which is a strictly protected area, covering 70sq.kms. The mountains here are the highest in the Gobi Desert and the rocky scenery is quite interesting, especially until mid-July while the ice in a gorge remains. We'll walk 3kms through a narrow valley, then 3 kms back to the minivan. We’ll spend the night in a family ger.
We’ll drive to the KhongorynEls Sand Dunes (195kms). The KhongorynEls is some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. We'll see beautiful views, huge sand dunes and a cold water spring with a river that leads to two small ponds. We’ll ride camels for an hour. We'll then spend the night in a Ger.
We'll drive to Bayan-Zag(150kms). Bayan-Zag means "rich in Saxaul Shrubs" is more commonly known as the "Flaming Cliffs" of Bayan-Zag, famous for the discovery of dinosaur fossils. After lunch we’ll driver to TsagaanSuvraga which is located in Ulziit village of Dundgobi province. It’s interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure.
We’ll drive back to UB.
Groups Size: 2-12
Booking: Booking need to be done at least 20 days before tour starts.
Domestic flight tickets and relevant information.
There are 2 aviation companies called “Hunnu Airways” and “Aeromongolia” flying between UB (Ulaanbaatar) and Olgii on daily basis during summer season.
Tickets can be purchased online on the following Aeromongolia and Hunnu air websites. Or upon request, Bek Travel can book the tickets for you.
P.S Aeromongolia has not been reliable nowadays with frequent delays and flight cancellations. Would suggest not to book with them at this moment.
Some recommendations: Weather in Mongolia in summer is not very stable, sometimes it can be as cold as –degrees at nights on the mountains sometimes very hot. So it is always better to pack for the worst.
This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs.
- backpack or soft bag / dowel bag for luggage
- day pack
- head lamp/flashlight
- spare batteries/bulb
- personal medications
- waterproof hiking boots/ horse riding boots
- waterproof jacket with hood
- waterproof overpants
- fleece jacket or wool jumper
- cotton t-shirts
- long sleeve shirts
- lightweight trousers
- warm hat
- long underwear
- sun hat
- sun glasses
- sun cream
- resealing (ziploc) plastic bags
- binoculars/camera ( unless otherwise)
- Wet and dry tissues ( can be bought in Olgii)
Meals: Our cook will prepare the meals mix of Western and Mongolian. We can also cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free upon request. There will be enough vegetables, fruits during our trips.